Punta Gorda is a fabulous place to visit. Nestled on the shores of beautiful Charlotte Harbor, it is the ideal place to spend a few hours, a full day, a few days or your entire vacation. Punta Gorda – it’s happening on the harbor.
This page is designed to give you some fun things to plan, ahead of your trip to this jewel of Southwest Florida. We do however hope that you might stay longer and enjoy the great resorts and hotels that have sprung up all over our city in recent years.read more
What’s happening in Punta Gorda: events, festivals, activities, local attractions.read more
The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce operates fun-filled Trolley Tours most Fridays from January to May.
Starting in January 2016, we are offering either a land and sea combo, featuring an hour trolley tour of Punta Gorda, with no disembarkation, preceded by a one hour and a half hour cruise on Charlotte Harbor or a simple one hour trolley tour (with no boat). 2016 tours will depart from and return to Fishermen’s Village/King Fisher Fleet dock.read more
The name, Punta Gorda, comes from the Spanish, meaning Fat Point. This historic small town is a hidden treasure of Florida and lies as a “Fat Point”, sticking out into Charlotte Harbor – one of the US’s largest natural harbors.
Centrally located between Sarasota to our North and Fort Myers to our South, Punta Gorda is a delightful location, within a comfortable driving distance from Tampa, Orlando and Miami.read more
The Artisan’s Atelier is a venue of working artists’ studios and a gallery for the public to visit. The Atelier provides affordable place where artists can create and sell their works.
The public is invited to browse and buy!
Voted the ‘Best Small Market in Florida’ and 15th in the USA, we have a large number of vendors offering fruits and vegetables, dried fruits and nuts, Italian bakery, fresh homemade pasta, kitchenware, cupcakes, beef and fresh seafood, fresh citrus, jewelry, candles and soaps, dip mixes, Florida arts and crafts, cheese, French bakery, baguettes and olives, homemade pies, orchids, organic produce, personalized pens, kettlecorn, coffee beans and drinks, native and exotic plants.
The Farmers Market has become a Saturday morning tradition, adding more vendors weekly. There is live music from 9am to Noon.
For details on Punta Gorda Airport / Charlotte County Airport, which serves the whole of SW Florida, please visit www.flypgd.com.
There you will find details of the airports location, direct jet service to many cities in the North East, South East and Mid West as well as details concerning ground transportation and car rentals.read more
Downloadable maps of Punta Gorda Bicycle Pats, Fishermen’s Village, Downtown Gallery Walkread more